Stop DWI initiative planned locally

FONDA — Montgomery County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving March 16 to 18, according to Montgomery County executive Matthew L. Ossenfort.

During the statewide STOP-DWI crackdown, state police, county sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired related injuries and deaths.

The public can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan. Download the mobile app — “Have a Plan” to be able to find a safe ride home—

Impaired driving is completely preventable, the news release stated. All it takes is a little planning. If a person is headed out for St. Patrick’s Day, designate a responsible and sober driver. Remember, “Don’t Drive, Get a Sober Ride”

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s day Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation courtesy of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, Halloween, the national holiday season in December and the Super Bowl weekend.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

By Patricia Older

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